Greg Minnaar

Pro Since 1999
37 Alder RSA

BIOGRAPHY

Greg Minnaar is a three-time Downhill MTB World Champion from Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. He's widely recognized as one of the smoothest and most consistent downhill racers on the professional circuit. 

Greg first started racing BMX at 4 years of age. He soon moved over to motocross and raced for 11 years before his parents bought a bicycle shop and his path to DH stardom began. He began getting recognized at the age of 17, racing select World Cups on a local shop team. Greg was initially inspired by the rivalry between Nico Vouilloz and Steve Peat. He eventually earned his way onto the Santa Cruz Syndicate team and was able to ride alongside his childhood heroes. 

Minnaar, who currently has 19 World Cup race wins (and counting!), currently races for the Santa Cruz Syndicate based out of Santa Cruz, Calif.

 

 

 

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 3x UCI MTB Downhill World Champion
  • 2x NORBA Points Series Champion
  • 19x UCI MTB Bike Downhill World Cup Race Winner

 

SPONSORS

Santa Cruz, Oakley, Fox, ONeal, CrankBrothers, FiveTen, Ergon, Kabuto Helmets, Gamut

HOBBIES

Surfing, motocross and stepping off a plane